FREEPORT — Most shops and businesses in the village center may now display “open” flags to entice customers.

The Town Council unanimously approved the change in the sign ordinance on Tuesday night. The flags were already allowed in all other districts.

“Open” flags are still prohibited along Main Street, however, where town officials worry they would create sign clutter and safety hazards on busy sidewalks.

The flags must be the standard red-white-and-blue variety, are limited to 12 square feet in size and can be displayed only when a business is open.